(Sometimes called Tulip Poplar, but not related to the poplar)
Species: Liriodendron tulipfera
Native to: Eastern USA. Introduced to Europe in 17th Century
Grows up to: 35m
Lives up to: 500 years
Description: This tree gets its name from the tulip like flowers it produces. However, its most striking feature is the unusual shape of its leaves. At 20cm long, their 4 lobed leaves have the appearance of being cut out by scissors. They are a lush green through summer, turning a beautiful gold in autumn before they fall.
Fact: In the USA, the Tulip Tree is a source of honey. The nectar from the flowers is used to make a dark reddish honey that's apparently quite good for baking.